Admissions

Make this the summer you dive into marine science at Shoals Marine Laboratory! Our academic team will help you through all steps of our admissions process. Please follow the steps below, and we look forward to seeing you on Appledore Island this summer!

Step 1: Online Inquiry Form

Students must first submit general information to SML before course registration and formal enrollment. Please use the button below to complete the online inquiry form. You will hear back from an SML Academic Coordinator with further instructions within 4-5 business days.

ONLINE INQUIRY FORM


Step 2: Financial Support & Scholarships

SML offers need-based and merit-based scholarships to eligible undergraduates who enroll in SML credit courses. All students (undergraduates and high school) qualify for multi-course scholarships when taking more than one SML course in the same summer. You can also apply for a student staff job on Appledore Island to offset the cost of your tuition.

MORE ABOUT FINANCIAL SUPPORT


Hear from four recent students about their experience on our Appledore Island campus!

Questions?

STEP 3: PRE-REGISTRATION

Once your inquiry form and financial support information have been received and reviewed, your SML Academic Coordinator will send you a pre-registration confirmation letter via e-mail, which includes information about course tuition, fees, financial assistance, and enrollment instructions. Students cannot enroll in SML courses until they receive this letter.


Step 4: Course Enrollment

  1. If you are interested in meritneed-based scholarship or SML student staff, please apply for these opportunities before you enroll in a course.
  2. Please follow these steps to enroll through Cornell Summer Sessions (SCE): 
    • Once you confirm your course(s) with your Academic Coordinator (AC - Dr. Won), you will receive an official SML Pre-registration letter that lists the classes you are approved to enroll in, a unique PIN that you will use enroll, along with a tuition quote.
    • Use the provided PIN to enroll in the approved BIOSM course(s) through Student Center, similar to enrolling for classes during your fall and spring semesters.
  3. Payment (see below) 

PAYMENT INFORMATION: 

  • Submit your payment for only the balance shown on your pre-registration letter.
  • Payment can be made via Cornell CASHNet
  • Notify the SCE office via email (cusceacct@cornell.edu) that payment was submitted. Financial aid and scholarships will be deducted from your bursar balance after payment. If you have any questions regarding payment, please contact cusceacct@cornell.edu.

Please note: Your seat in the course is not reserved until full payment is made and enrollment via Cornell Summer Sessions is complete.

  1. If you are interested in meritneed-based scholarship or SML student staff, please apply for these opportunities before you enroll in a course.
  2. Students who have received a pre-registration confirmation letter from an SML Academic Coordinator (Step 3 above) should register through UNH Summer Session.
  3. A non-refundable deposit of $500 (before April 2, 2021) or full payment (after April 2, 2021) will be expected at time of registration. This can be done via online payment, credit card, check, or with bank routing and account information over the telephone. UNH applies a 2.75% service charge on all credit and debit card transactions.

REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT INFORMATION:

Online: https://webcat.unh.edu/
Over the phone: 603-862-2015 or 1-800-313-5327 (toll free)
In-person or via mail:

                UNH Registrar
                11 Garrison Avenue
                Stoke Hall, Room 180
                Durham, NH

Please note: Your seat in the course is not reserved until full payment or deposit is made and enrollment via UNH Summer Session is complete.

  1. If you are interested in meritneed-based scholarship or SML student staff, please apply for these opportunities before you enroll in a course.
  2. Students who have received a pre-registration confirmation from an SML Academic Coordinator (Step 3 above) should register through the University of New Hampshire (UNH) Summer Session.
  3. To enroll in the summer program:
    • Call the UNH Registrar's Office with your Social Security Number to create your UNH student account and register for a course. You can reach the Registrar's Office at (603) 862-1500. 
    • A non-refundable deposit of $500 (before April 2, 2021) or full payment (after April 2, 2021) will be expected at time of registration. After creating your UNH student account, you can make your course payment over the phone or online:
      • To pay over the phone, the Registrar’s Office can transfer you to UNH Billing Services. You can also reach the UNH Billing Services office directly at (603) 862-603-2230. Payment can be made via credit card, check, or with bank routing and account information over the phone. Please have your pre-registration confirmation on hand to reference your payment amount.
      • Online payments can be made using your online Webcat login, which will be available 24-48 hours after registration. Please refer to the instructions you receive in the "Welcome" email from the Registrar's Office. 
      • UNH applies a 2.75% service charge on all credit and debit card transactions.
    • Please note: Your seat in the course is not reserved until full payment or deposit have been made and enrollment via UNH Summer Session is complete.

International students only: If you are an international student not currently enrolled in an American institution, you will need to work with your SML Academic Coordinator and UNH's Office of International Students & Scholars in order to obtain the correct visa. This process can take weeks to months to complete, so contact SML as soon as possible to get the process underway.

Accessibility & Accommodations

SML seeks to create a welcoming and inclusive environment where students are able to participate fully in the SML experience. Students have the right (and responsibility) to self-disclose and make use of the services, resources, and accommodations available. Because Appledore Island is a remote location, any special arrangements need time and planning to be enacted. SML appreciates early notification for accommodation requests (3-4 weeks before the course start date). To begin this process, students with disabilities or accommodations must contact the appropriate Cornell or UNH office before beginning their course on Appledore Island and have a plan in place before their course begins:


Transcripts

Faculty members may or may not have final grades ready to share with students by the last day of an SML course. Official grades for SML courses are typically posted via the registrar's office within 3-4 weeks after a course ends. Transcripts can be requested after the summer session ends in late August. (SML cannot request transcripts on your behalf.) To find out your SML grade(s):